The Clans label is a new Sansibar series which honours the legendary Scottish clans from the region the whisky was made in. For the Isle of Mull this is the MacLean clan, one of the oldest in the Highlands.
Tobermory 1994, matured in a PX sherry cask. A combination we haven’t tried before.
Tobermory 23 yo 1994
(57,9%, Sansibar ‘Clans Label’ 2017, PX sherry cask, 242 btl.)
Nose: no bad sulphur or weird notes, good start. Rather on cranberry biscuits, banana bread and cinnamon rolls. Then plum sauce. Caramelized apples. Light coastal notes and flints. Ham. Hints of pipe tobacco and dried leaves.
Mouth: again quite clean, with lots of peppery notes, cloves, walnuts and hints of bitter oranges. Grassy notes, earthy touches, more typically Tobermory if you like. Hints of grape pips. Some salty liquorice in the end.
Mouth: long, dry, nutty, with liquorice, espresso and a salty edge.
A powerhouse, with firm flavours and a fair integration of the sherry notes. I’m not generally a fan of the distillery but this I like. Around € 200.